From telephone wires to building ledges to public fountains, pigeons can be found nearly everywhere in a city. Unfortunately, that often means you can find them on your property, too. One pigeon may not be cause for alarm, but if pigeons have become regular visitors to your yard, you may have a problem on your hands. No homeowner wants to have to put up with these pests, but you can’t exactly just order them to leave. What should you do when you have a growing pigeon infestation? Here’s what you need to know.
How Can I Tell if I Have a Pigeon Problem?
Much of the time, pigeon infestations are impossible to miss. Pigeons are relatively large, and their sounds are difficult to ignore. If you’re away from home a lot, or if you have a large yard, it may be easier for you to overlook a burgeoning pigeon infestation. If you find feathers, nesting materials, or pigeon droppings in your yard or on your roof, it’s a likely warning sign that the pests have invaded your property.
Will Pigeons Go Away if I Leave Them Alone?
You might be tempted to ignore the issue and just hope that the pigeons will go away on their own—and, on occasion, they will. It’s more likely, however, that the pigeons will not want to leave a place where they can roost and raise families undisturbed. This means that you’ll eventually begin to see more and more pigeons until your yard is overwhelmed with the birds. As a rule, the longer you wait to deal with a pest infestation, the larger that problem will become.
Can Pigeons Do Damage to My Property?
While some birds might be a welcome presence on your property, pigeons generally are not. There are good reasons for that: Pigeons make a mess, they’re noisy, and they’re a health hazard. They can also wreak extensive—and expensive—damage on your property, including your roof, your car, and even your solar panels. They can ruin your garden or your landscaping. In other words, these pests could end up costing you a lot of money. If you have pigeons on your property, you need to do something about it as soon as possible.
Can I Solve a Pigeon Problem On My Own?
You might assume that it would be easy to get rid of pigeons. Unfortunately, it takes more than going outside and waving your arms at the birds or shouting at them to discourage them from coming back. You might temporarily scare the birds away, but they’re likely to return as soon as you go back inside. Don’t bother using popular pigeon-removal methods such as cayenne pepper—these techniques don’t work. Putting up plastic owls and other deterrents also isn’t very likely to keep pigeons out of your yard. You shouldn’t waste time with these do-it-yourself methods.
What Can I Do to Get Rid of Pigeons?
The best thing to do if you have a pigeon infestation is to call a qualified pigeon control professional. A pigeon control company can put up structures such as netting to prevent pigeons from nesting or roosting around your property. They can also clean and sanitize the areas where the pigeons were taking up residence, helping to keep you and the other members of your household safe. Finally, a pigeon control company may offer a guarantee on its services, so you won’t have to worry about the pests coming back in the future. When it comes to pigeon control, there’s no substitute for experience and professional equipment.
How Can I Prevent Pigeons from Returning?
After you’ve paid to get rid of pigeons once, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever want to have to deal with the problem again. In almost all cases, pigeon abatement is sufficient to keep the pests away. There are some other things you can do, however, to discourage pigeons from making a home on your property. Make sure al trash containers are covered, and clean up any food scraps on your patio right away. Don’t leave pet food to sit outdoors overnight. You should also look for standing water, which can attract the birds. Finally, keep an eye out for the birds and be sure to call your pigeon control company again if you see them roosting anywhere on your property.
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